Los Gatos is a nice quite town about 30 mile North of Santa Cruz and just south of San Jose. LGB fits right in to the upscale town of Los Gatos. The restaurant is a very nice brew pub. High ceilings lots of wood around, nice bar, and a general upscale with out being snobbish. The food is very good and I have not had a bad meal there. The beer is above average, and they serve some styles in a variety of was (cold or slightly warm). It is a great atmosphere for a night out with a loved one, to take the family, or a group of friends. It is owned by a local family and you can defiantly tell.
This one is hard to find in the database! Stopped by for a sample flight over a long lunch. Decor is pretty standard yuppie brew pub. As others have noted, the beer seems to take second fiddle here, but they did have six beers and a cider on tap. Flight prices reasonable, bartender helpful, beer so-so, didnt try the food. Don’t go looking, but if you are here, why not stop in?
Stopped in on my way to Aptos for a wedding. Kind of hard to find using a GPS, it’s actually around the corner as it’s one of a number of suites at the 130 address. Had 6 beers on, most of which were drinkable, though nothing spectacular. Food looked good, but didn’t eat anything. Friendly service, plenty of TVs in the bar area, and decent enough prices.
Not a beer bar - a restaurant with a brewery attached. Not a great brewery.
Why do so many restaurants use beer brewing as a gimmick. Brew or don’t.
I was driving through Los Gatos on my way to Scotts Valley and I Googled beer and found this place. Not far off the highway, I was excited for a meal and a pint. Meal was good - pint was not. Kind of a lame stuffed shirt crowd. Nice building.
The Los Gatos Brewing Company is first and foremost a restaurant and bar. If you look at their website, you may note that the picture on the home page is of a glass of wine accompanying a plate of fancy looking fare. That about sums it up. Downtown Los Gatos is generally an upscale business district, and the Brewing Company fits right in with upscale grill-type food and a pretty good wine list. Oh, and they also have a brewery in the back. Oddly, they even have a hand-pump that is always serving a different beer. They do lagers just as much as ales, which is refreshing for a brewpub in the area that is not named Gordon Biersch. Only problem is that Gordon Biersch generally makes really good lagers, while Los Gatos is a little hit or miss. You usually get six beers at a time, probably two or three lagers, and one ale on cask. Their El Gatoberfest and Hefeweizen seem to always be on tap, with other normal-strength English, American, and German styles rotating periodically. I’ve seen such delicacies as a Belgian pale ale and bourbon barrel aged stout, but don’t count on anything like that showing up unless you come in more than once. Overall, I give the Los gatos Brewing Company an "If you are in the area and want good food with a decent local beer" rating (the number ratings on places never seem to do much for me these days). The food is good, the ambiance is upscale and generally Los Gatos if you know what I mean (lots of cougars), and the beer can be good, though isn’t a sure thing.
More like a restaurant with a bar in the back than a brew pub, in toney Los Gatos. Old building with high roof, and upscale funishings. House beers were pretty unremarkable, except for their Hefeweizen, which was quite good. They apparently don’t have anything on tap besides their house beers, and I didn’t see any other bottles on display walking past the bar. Food average to great. A bit pricey. Nice place to go if you’re in town, but I wouldn’t go too far out of your way.
Great location, lots of shopping nearby, cool feel inside the restaurant, can be a bit noisy but its a very nice place. good service, decent but not great beer. Tried American Lager which was real strong within category, Brown Ale which was poor, and Marzen which was pretty good.